Dominion Energy’s Commitment to Diversity, Sustainability Connects With New Generation of Interns in South Carolina

Jahavheed George, a senior accounting major at Benedict College in Columbia, works in Dominion Energy’s finance department in Cayce on nuclear fleet integration projects.

CAYCE, S.C. – As Dominion Energy transforms into the leading clean energy company in the nation, a new generation of interns is attracted to the company’s increasingly diverse workforce, culture of excellence and commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Madison Locklear, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, is one example. Locklear works in Dominion Energy’s North Charleston office where she is learning about the company’s efforts to build infrastructure and increase renewable energy resources for future zero-emissions transportation. Her day-to-day projects include assistance with site designs for electric vehicle charging stations for the area’s largest public transit system. She has also worked with the company’s municipal lighting and customer engineering teams on assignments in the field.

“I’m big into sustainability, and I know the company is working towards that,” said Locklear, who is from Lugoff, South Carolina. “I thought the internship aligned with my interests. Also, I enjoy meeting people from different departments and seeing how everything is interconnected.”

Just as Locklear has valued the real-life experience through her internship, so has Jahavheed George. The St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, native received a full academic scholarship to Benedict College, a historically Black college in Columbia. A senior studying accounting, George works in Dominion Energy’s finance department in Cayce on nuclear fleet integration projects.

“I notice here at Dominion Energy, people are open and willing to help you and teach you anything,” George said.” I love that attitude. Here, you’re valued, and it’s more of a team and family dynamic. It creates an environment that allows me to grow both professionally and personally.”

Dominion Energy South Carolina president Keller Kissam spoke with this year’s interns to welcome them to Dominion Energy.

“Our people are our greatest asset, so I get excited when I get to talk to a group of talented interns who are genuinely interested in joining our Dominion Energy family,” Kissam said. “Our internship program is a smart investment in the future of our diverse workforce and the continued vitality of the beautiful Palmetto State that I’m proud to call home.”

Dominion Energy’s best-in-class internship program helps cultivate a workforce prepared to serve the 7 million Americans nationwide that depend on us to provide the safe and reliable energy they need to fuel their lives. Program interns represent over 80 majors from over 85 schools and live in 22 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico. More than 70% of the interns in the summer program return for multiple summers, and 75% of seniors receive offers of employment. For more information about Dominion Energy’s Internship Program, visit Careers.DominionEnergy.com.

About 7 million customers in 14 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.


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